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<![CDATA[Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, March 12 (MO, VIAB, More)]]> <![CDATA[Comcast Corporation Closes Deal on Advertising Startup Freewheel (CMCSA)]]> <![CDATA[10 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Mar 10-14)]]> <![CDATA[Do Oscars matter at the box office anymore?]]> <![CDATA[Is Amazon overpriced or underrated?]]> <![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For January 30, 2014]]> 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $1.62 per share on revenue of $7.71 billion.

Visa (NYSE: V) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $2.16 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is expected to post

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<![CDATA[Stocks To Watch For January 30, 2014]]> Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Visa (NYSE: V) to report its Q1 earnings at $2.16 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion. Visa shares gained 1.79% to $221.00 in after-hours trading.

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. Facebook

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<![CDATA[Stock investors trash market darlings, face Apple, Fed]]> <![CDATA[Comcast-Universal's 'Ride Along' Number One in US This Weekend]]> Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Jan. 19, 2014 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials theatrical measurement services. Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "It was another strong weekend the world over

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Nomura Initiates Coverage on Viacom]]> In a report published Wednesday, Nomura analyst Anthony DiClemente initiated coverage on Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) with a Neutral rating, establishing a $90.00 price target.

According to the report, the analysts believe that consistent global affiliate fee trends and robust shareholder buybacks are ongoing, well-understood positives for VIAB.

“We are

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<![CDATA[Sony To Test Cloud-Based Cable Television]]> In a move that could increase competition and give consumers more cable TV choices, Sony (NYSE: SNE) said Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas it planned to start testing a cloud-based TV service in 2014.

The company said the yet-to-be-named service would include live television

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<![CDATA[Wunderlich Reiterates on Viacom After Deal Renewal With Time Warner Cable]]> In a report published Thursday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan maintained a Buy rating on Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), with a price target of $103.00.

According to the report, Viacom and Time Warner Cable have recently announced a Christmas Eve MTV Networks renewal between Viacom and Time Warner Cable that

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<![CDATA[Time Warner Cable, Viacom Reach Long-Term Multiplatform Distribution Agreement]]> Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) today announced the multi-year renewal of their distribution agreement, which will allow Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to continue delivery of the entire portfolio of Viacom networks to their subscribers and provides an enriched multiplatform

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<![CDATA[Top 4 NASDAQ Stocks In The CATV Systems Industry With The Highest Cash]]> Below are the top CATV systems stocks on the NASDAQ in terms of cash.

Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) had $10.30 billion in total cash and $14.11 billion in total debt for the latest quarter.

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) had $5.74 billion in total cash for the latest quarter. However,

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<![CDATA[More Movies Than Usual to Open This Holiday Season]]> This coming holiday season, movie-goers will have plenty to chose from.

Over the past decade, the holiday seasons have delivered fewer than 10 new releases. Between December 12 and 25 of this year, however,there will be 12 new releases -- the highest number in recent time.

“I don't think there have ever

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<![CDATA[Market Wrap For December 11: S&P 500 Drops Most in a Month, Dow Suffers Triple Digit Losses]]> Major indices began selling straight at the opening bell as investors drew closer to the conclusion that the Fed could scale back its bond buying activity as soon as next week following the new budget deal.

Helping the Fed taper argument was a report released by BlackRock which made the case

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<![CDATA[TV's Top Nerd Chris Hardwick Talks 'Talking Dead' and Show Formats]]> Sporting a Space Invader holiday sweater, Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist Industries, better known as host of both AMC's The Talking Dead and Comedy Central's new gameshow @midnight, appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box Tuesday morning to discuss the unique format of his “after show” for The Walking Dead and its runaway

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<![CDATA[Stocks Going Ex-Dividend on Wednesday, December 11 (DPS, GNC, NDAQ, More)]]> <![CDATA[10 Big-Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Dec 9-13)]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Deutsche Bank Reiterates on Viacom on Last Entertainment Group Value Play]]> In a report published Friday, Deutsche Bank analyst Greg Poole reiterated a Buy rating on Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB), and raised the price target from $93.00 to $98.00.

In the report, Deutsche Bank noted, “We see Viacom as the last value play in the Entertainment group; it trades at a

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<![CDATA[Friday Analyst Moves: Kohl’s Corporation, Prudential Financial Inc, More (KSS, PRU, More)]]> <![CDATA[Viacom, Inc Posts Large Q4 Earnings Gains; Beats Estimates (VIAB)]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Viacom Posts Higher FQ4 Profit]]> Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) reported a 24% rise in its fiscal fourth-quarter profit.

Viacom's quarterly profit surged to $804 million, or $1.68 per share, from a year-ago profit of $650 million, or $1.26 per share. Excluding one-time items, its earnings from continuing operations climbed to $1.55 from $1.21.

Its revenue

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<![CDATA[Stocks To Watch For November 14, 2013]]> Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) to report its Q3 earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $116.84 billion. Wal-Mart shares gained 0.24% to close at $78.90 yesterday.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) posted weaker-than-expected fiscal

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<![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For November 14, 2013]]> Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is estimated to report its Q3 earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $4.55 billion.

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) expected to report its Q3 earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $3.60 billion.

Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report its

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: Citigroup Reiterates on Viacom Ahead of Earnings Conference Call]]> In a report published Wednesday, Citigroup analyst Jason B. Bazinet reiterated a Buy rating on Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB), and raised the price target from $84.00 to $102.00.

In the report, Citigroup noted, “Expect revenue to grow 7% to $3.61 billion, in-line with consensus. Expect domestic advertising revenue to accelerate

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<![CDATA[Earnings Expectations For The Week Of November 11: Walmart And Other Retailers]]> Here is a preview of what earnings to expect for the week starting November 11.

While Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) are expected to post earnings growth when they report quarterly results this week, the focus really will

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<![CDATA[Stocks near highs face Yellen, Cisco, shaky sentiment]]> <![CDATA[Top 4 NASDAQ Stocks In The CATV Systems Industry With The Highest Revenue]]> Below are the CATV systems stocks on the NASDAQ in terms of revenue.

The trailing-twelve-month revenue at Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is $64.06 billion. Comcast had $5.15 billion in total cash for the latest quarter.

The trailing-twelve-month revenue at Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) is $14.27 billion. Dish's PEG ratio

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<![CDATA[UPDATE: ISI Group Initiates Coverage on Viacom on Advertising Rebound, Margin Expansion]]> In a report published Wednesday, ISI Group analyst Vijay Jayant initiated coverage on Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) with a Buy rating and $95.00 price target.

In the report, ISI Group noted, “We are initiating coverage of Viacom (Viacom) shares with a Buy rating and a $95 price target at year-end

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<![CDATA[10 Big Name Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Next Week (Sept. 9-13)]]> <![CDATA[Buyback ETF Defies Logic]]> Many investors prefer dividends as a way of being compensated by corporate management, but cash-rich U.S. companies have not been shy about repurchasing their own shares.

U.S. companies repurchased nearly $98 billion of their own shares in the first quarter.

Moreover, at the current pace, buyback authorizations could reach $833 billion this

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<![CDATA[Needham & Co. Downgrades Viacom to “Hold”; Valuation Call (VIAB)]]> <![CDATA[Barron's Recap: Netflix Versus The TV Titans]]> This weekend in Barron's online: the future of TV, what's next for the Dell buyout, upcoming IPOs and the prospects for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Franklin Resources.

Cover Story

"The Future of TV" by Alexander Eule.

Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is having a good summer, points out Barron's, with its

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<![CDATA[Benzinga Market Wrap for Friday, August 2: Moderate Growth Follows Thursday's Record Highs!]]> The U.S. stock market enjoyed moderate growth on Friday after on strong global economic data and decent job figures.Major Averages The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30.34 points, or 0.19 percent, to close at 15,658.36. The S&P 500 added 2.80 points, or .16 percent, to finish at 1,709.67. The Nasdaq rose 13.85

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<![CDATA[Dividend Highlights/Lowlights for Aug. 2]]> <![CDATA[Market Wrap-Up for Aug. 2 (CVX, AIG, CHD, VIAB, more)]]> <![CDATA[Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Athlon Energy Posts Successful IPO in Mixed Markets]]> Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.01 percent to 15,626.24 while the NASDAQ gained 0.23 percent to 3,684.51. The S&P traded flat to 1,706.20.

Top Headline Yesterday, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) reported upbeat second-quarter earnings. LinkedIn's quarterly earnings surged to $3.7 million, or $0.03 per

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<![CDATA[Mid-Day Market Update: Viacom Shares Gain On Q3 Earnings, ValueClick Tumbles]]> Midway through trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.11 percent to 15,610.24 while the NASDAQ gained 0.02 percent to 3,676.51. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.10 percent to 1,705.20.

Top Headline Yesterday, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) reported upbeat second-quarter earnings.

LinkedIn's quarterly earnings surged to $3.7 million, or $0.03

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<![CDATA[Viacom Shares Rise on Improved Q3 Earnings; Expands Buyback Program (VIAB)]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Viacom FQ3 Profit Surges 20%]]> Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) reported a 20% rise in its fiscal third-quarter net income.

Viacom's quarterly earnings surged to $643 million, or $1.31 per share, from $534 million, or $1.01 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Excluding one-time items, it earned $1.29 per share.

Its revenue rose 14% to $3.69

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<![CDATA[US Stock Futures Edge Higher Ahead Of Jobs Report]]> US stock futures are slightly higher this morning, as investors are awaiting jobs data. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 11 points to 15,561.00 and S&P 500 index futures rose 0.50 points to 1,700.70. Nasdaq 100 futures gained 4.75 points to 3,117.50.

US stocks closed higher on Thursday, with

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<![CDATA[Chevron, LinkedIn, AIG in focus Friday]]> <![CDATA[Earnings Scheduled For August 2, 2013]]> Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) is estimated to report its Q2 earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.58 billion.

Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) is projected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $736.31 million.

Chevron (NYSE: CVX) is estimated to

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<![CDATA[Stocks To Watch For August 2, 2013]]> Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Wall Street expects Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) to report its Q3 earnings at $1.30 per share on revenue of $3.58 billion. Viacom shares fell 0.01% to $74.35 in after-hours trading.

American International Group (NYSE: AIG) reported a 17%

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<![CDATA[Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 29]]> The oil and gas industry will be well represented on this week's earnings stage, with reports due from supermajors Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX), and many others in the field.

Viacom (NYSE: VIAB) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) will be the

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<![CDATA[Weekly Preview: Earnings Season Continues, Fed In Focus, Economic Maelstrom Expected]]> Weekly Preview: Earnings Season Continues, Fed In Focus, Economic Maelstrom Expected

Next week, earnings season continues with hundreds of companies set to report earnings. Also, there is a flood of economic data due out in the next week from around the world. Further, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and

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<![CDATA[(VIAB) Viacom Remains Neutral]]>
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<![CDATA[SLIDESHOW: The Transformer Portfolio That Outperformed the S&P 500]]> Have you ever seen news on a company and thought, "Hmm, that company's name sounds like it could be a Transformer?" Well, the analysts at Benzinga have and went on to compile a list of 20 stocks that could be the names of Transformers.

And just for fun, the 20 stocks

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